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I want a job, im a shy and introverted person?

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June 16, 2019 / By Mike
Question: Hey everyone, I am a 19 year old male and a college student. I want to start applying for my first job,( LOL, i know its kinda late), the problem is that i am shy, and an introvert. The main problem for this is that I struggle to speak loud, and when I try to speak loud I may mispronounce words continuously. What can I do to get over this? - honestly this problem of shyness has prevented me from getting the best of life, for example a girlfriend,(i dont consider my self a hunk, but i am not that ugly, XO) - it has also prevented me from applying for part time jobs at a young age. -this shyness also prevented me from applying for a drivers license, but i will be taking my behind the wheel test in about a week and a half, IM SO NERVOUS, but hurray!!! one less thing on my TO-DO list. How can i get over my fear of dealing with costumers, and being able to communicate orally with the public? I am willing to do anything, please give me any advice and suggestions. Thanks for reading.
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Julyan Julyan | 2 days ago
I don't think that being shy is a defect of your personality, or a problem for that matter. My boyfriend sounds a lot like you, in fact as I was reading this, I was wondering whether you WERE my boyfriend lol! He's trying to find a job as well and also the same age and is by definition "shy". Depending on the subject job market that you're trying to project yourself into, shyness may or may not be an issue. Jobs that require intense concentration (ie: Engineering firms) care about your qualification rather than if you have a big mouth. If you're going into sales and marketing then that's a different matter. You can't sell things successfully if you don't have the gift of the gab. You just sound as if you're lacking a bit in self-confidence. Remember that everyone gets nervous meeting someone for the first time and in reality no one with half an intelligent mind really will judge you at first glance. If you're still nervous about speaking publicly, take a deep breath first, analyze the situation you're in, what you need to relay to the outside world and then how you would explain this if you had to write it on a piece of paper. Good luck! :)
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Julyan Originally Answered: I want a job, im a shy and introverted person?
I don't think that being shy is a defect of your personality, or a problem for that matter. My boyfriend sounds a lot like you, in fact as I was reading this, I was wondering whether you WERE my boyfriend lol! He's trying to find a job as well and also the same age and is by definition "shy". Depending on the subject job market that you're trying to project yourself into, shyness may or may not be an issue. Jobs that require intense concentration (ie: Engineering firms) care about your qualification rather than if you have a big mouth. If you're going into sales and marketing then that's a different matter. You can't sell things successfully if you don't have the gift of the gab. You just sound as if you're lacking a bit in self-confidence. Remember that everyone gets nervous meeting someone for the first time and in reality no one with half an intelligent mind really will judge you at first glance. If you're still nervous about speaking publicly, take a deep breath first, analyze the situation you're in, what you need to relay to the outside world and then how you would explain this if you had to write it on a piece of paper. Good luck! :)

Harris Harris
Dude, you sound like me! I'm 19 as well and am getting my license soon, hopefully. My test is tomorrow (Tuesday) and I'm so nervous! I'm pretty sure I'll do perfectly fine on the driving, and my biggest fear is having the stranger in the seat next to me. I know that's going to mess with my nerves so much, I just hope I don't fail because of it. Good luck on your test! As for the job bit, I got my first ever (and very short lasting) job about six months ago. I was always too shy throughout high school to apply for a job like most people did, but a few months ago I just sucked it up and applied. The interview was terribly nerve wracking but after it's over you feel SO GOOD and so accomplished. I've had people tell me for years I need to speak up because they can't hear me, so if that's a problem for you I'd suggest just practicing. Practice makes perfect, right? Practice small talk and interview questions (Google it) with your friends/family. Or just go around town and practice on people - the person behind the counter at your coffee shop, the pharmacist at the drug store, someone on the bus - just start small with "Hi" or whatever and progress as you get more comfortable with it. I know I didn't last very long at my job (at a store as a cashier, I dealt with quite a few customers which I was TERRIFIED of) but during that time I really DID open up quite a bit. I think if I had continued I would not nearly be as shy and introverted as I am now. I just didn't give it much of a chance. Once you get comfortable in your new position you'll find it easier and easier to deal with customers and people. JUst remember, most people are usually too involved in themselves to be thinking about you. After they leave your presence, they really could care less about anything you said or did. So if you mispronoucne something, laugh it off and move on. Don't dwell on it! They're not going to think less of you for it so you shouldn't either. Everyone makes mistakes, and while you may think about how embarrassing it was later in the day I can guarantee you no one else will be thinking about it.
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Eldred Eldred
I'm the same way... I've been jobless for 4 months because I'm scared sh*tless of people and afraid of rejection. Your just going to have to take the first step and start applying. It's not easy but try. You'll probably hate being around other people and what not at first when working. When you get to the point though were it feels like work is a second home and you get comfortable things will get better. But expect it to be hard for awhile.
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Cary Cary
I was shy too when it came to getting a job. One of my friends helped me get a job where he worked. I was afraid about customers too! But, I eventually got used to talking to them because I had friendly and helpful co-workers.
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Cary Originally Answered: Are more people becoming introverted, why do you think this is?
If you look at the true characteristics of an introvert, often they are not shy or socially awkward, they just are energized in a different fashion. Crowds and activity drain an introvert. They can be marvelously social, just in intimate settings or small groups. The phenomenon you speak of is in fact happening. This happening is not introversion, it is narcissism and social overload/withdrawl. Younger people are loosing their ability to communicate effectively in person. Television was bad enough as a passive media when it came to destroying communication, but now with E-mail, texting, IM, fax, cell phone, voice mail, etc. interpersonal conversation is absolutely doomed. Combine that with a rampantly growing narcissism in almost all westernized cultures and what you get is a superficial communication overload. We are bombarded by "communications" every minute of every day, but they are superficial, topical, brief and meaningless. Families used to discourse at dinner, discuss politics/religion/ethics to share viewpoints and interact with neighbors. Now, most eat in front of the tube, make position statements rather than discuss, and don't know who their neighbor is. People used to use 'proper English' and had a good vocabulary. Now polysyllabic words are seldom heard and only by those willing to be publicly shunned. Yes... sadly it does exist and it's getting worse. Good question/observation.

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